This is the weekend that sewing machines act up. Why this weekend? Because everyone is trying to finish up their Halloween costumes... in many cases with machines that may not be used any other times of the year. Many people will throw in the towel and give up but most of the time the solution is as simple as re-threading the machine or changing the needle. So if you're having issues with your sewing machine... thread knots and nest, skipped stitches, you name it... follow these links to get sewing again.